aborted fetal DNA in vaccines??

Jennifer - posted on 10/25/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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i know, i know, we're all sick of abortion debates...



in a post in a different community, a woman stated that one of the reasons she is choosing to not vaccinate her daughter was because:



"there are several vaccinations that are made by using aborted fetal DNA. For those who are prolife (I am), that is a serious moral issue."



now, i don't know if fetal DNA is used in vaccines or even how to go about finding out but my question is do you think it is wrong to use the DNA of aborted embryos/fetuses in vaccines, or for anything else? if you do think it is immoral, what do you think should be done with whats left?

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Kimberly - posted on 10/25/2010

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It stinks of propaganda to me.

I found the following info: A few viral vaccines are grown in a tissue culture from fetal cells, however once established the cell line stays alive indefinitely, so abortions do not fuel the vaccine industry. The commonly used cell lines are originally from two abortions more than 40 years ago.

I'd rather vaccinate against something that could potentially kill my child.

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Jodi - posted on 10/25/2010

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Carol, I think the rubella vaccine is the only one that doesn't have an alternative. I can't remember where I read that, but I am pretty sure all others have alternatives.

Johnny - posted on 10/25/2010

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Even if people are concerned about utilizing vaccines developed from what they feel is an unethical, immoral act, there are now available vaccines that are not derived from these aborted cell tissue. All currently immunizations here in Canada (I can not speak for other countries) are available from sources that never utilized fetal tissue in their development. It's just another excuse people come up with not to stick needles in their kids.

Jodi - posted on 10/25/2010

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Becky, the cells are not being taken from aborted babies at all. The cell lines they use today originated with cells from fetuses aborted nearly 50 years ago. Even the Catholic Church allows its followers to use such vaccines if there are no alternatives.

Becky - posted on 10/25/2010

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Well, so then, if they were taking tissue from babies who had been miscarried naturally, would she feel better about it and vaccinate her children?
I am prolife, but I don't really have an issue with this kind of thing, Other than finding the idea a bit icky. The babies aren't being aborted to provide cells for vaccinations. They're being aborted anyways.
Now, if fetuses were being artificially created and then killed just for this purpose, that I would have a problem with!

Jodi - posted on 10/25/2010

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Kimberly is right. The fetal cell lines that are used are used were from abortions performed a LONG time ago. The way some of the propoganda reads about this stuff, you would think they were still using newly aborted fetuses......

Kate CP - posted on 10/25/2010

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What Kimberly said is true. The argument that there's dead babies in vaccines is just another last ditch attempt at making anti-vaxxers feel better about endangering their children by not vaccinating.

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